Secret World helping more than 100 hedgehogs through winter

PUBLISHED: 21:00 30 January 2018

Hatty the hedgehog.

Hatty the hedgehog.

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More than 100 hedgehogs are being cared for this winter by a Somerset animal rescue charity.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill nurses the animals back to full health during the cold months so they are ready to be released into the wild in spring.

One of the hedgehogs being looked after is Hatty who was found severely underweight due to wet weather making it difficult to forage for food.

A charity spokesman said: “She weighed only 346 grams when she arrived.

“The really wet weather has made it so difficult to find food or to try to stay warm and dry.”

The recent wet weather has had a big impact on many animals in the area.

Other species being cared for include a barn owl so underweight he is unable to fly, and a collared dove suffering from a lack of sunlight and poor diet.

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